INDEX

A

Accuracy, content, 7, 13, 14, 18, 20, 27, 34, 42, 57, 62, 106

Achievement, see Student achievement

Activity-based learning, see Experiments, laboratory,

Research-based teaching

Additional Information (Form 5), 85-86

use of, 62, 63, 67

Administrators, 4, 11, 29, 41, 44, 57, 65, 71

Age factors, 6

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 4, 100

Project 2061, 17-18, 25, 48, 49, 95, 100, 101, 102-109

see also Benchmarks for Science Literacy

Association of Science Materials Centers, 111

Awards and prizes, 7-9

B

Benchmarks for Science Literacy, 3, 4, 5, 7, 48, 49, 52, 56, 100, 102

Project 2061, 18

prototype evaluation, 25, 26, 28, 35

Bias, 48

Budgetary issues, 10, 13, 25, 28, 31, 35, 43, 44-45, 48, 49, 55, 65, 66, 67, 91-93

C

California, 5, 9

CD-ROMs, 58, 63

Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education, 6, 21-22, 37

Checklists, 24, 26, 43

Committees for materials selection, 11-12, 13, 43, 46-48, 57-58, 99-100

bias, 48

NSF guidelines, 20

Project 2061, 18, 48

prototype evaluation, 24, 28-35, 36, 48

recruitment of, 46-48

scientists on, 26-27, 32, 33, 44-45, 46, 47, 57, 68

training of evaluators, 31-36, 43-49, 51-56, 57

Community involvement, 6, 25-26, 46, 49, 57, 65, 70, 71

political factors, 9, 28, 48

Comparative Cost Worksheet (Form 8), 91-93

use of, 67

Content issues, 7, 24, 26, 43, 50, 51-52, 57

accuracy, 7, 13, 14, 18, 20, 27, 34, 42, 57, 62, 106

checklists, 24, 26, 43

form for evaluation (Forms 2 and 3), 62-63, 77-78, 80, 98

NSF, 20

process flowchart, 54

Project 2061, 18

prototype evaluation, 27, 33

see also Curriculum design and implementation;

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Selecting Instructional Materials: A Guide for K-12 Science INDEX A Accuracy, content, 7, 13, 14, 18, 20, 27, 34, 42, 57, 62, 106 Achievement, see Student achievement Activity-based learning, see Experiments, laboratory, Research-based teaching Additional Information (Form 5), 85-86 use of, 62, 63, 67 Administrators, 4, 11, 29, 41, 44, 57, 65, 71 Age factors, 6 American Association for the Advancement of Science, 4, 100 Project 2061, 17-18, 25, 48, 49, 95, 100, 101, 102-109 see also Benchmarks for Science Literacy Association of Science Materials Centers, 111 Awards and prizes, 7-9 B Benchmarks for Science Literacy, 3, 4, 5, 7, 48, 49, 52, 56, 100, 102 Project 2061, 18 prototype evaluation, 25, 26, 28, 35 Bias, 48 Budgetary issues, 10, 13, 25, 28, 31, 35, 43, 44-45, 48, 49, 55, 65, 66, 67, 91-93 C California, 5, 9 CD-ROMs, 58, 63 Center for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Education, 6, 21-22, 37 Checklists, 24, 26, 43 Committees for materials selection, 11-12, 13, 43, 46-48, 57-58, 99-100 bias, 48 NSF guidelines, 20 Project 2061, 18, 48 prototype evaluation, 24, 28-35, 36, 48 recruitment of, 46-48 scientists on, 26-27, 32, 33, 44-45, 46, 47, 57, 68 training of evaluators, 31-36, 43-49, 51-56, 57 Community involvement, 6, 25-26, 46, 49, 57, 65, 70, 71 political factors, 9, 28, 48 Comparative Cost Worksheet (Form 8), 91-93 use of, 67 Content issues, 7, 24, 26, 43, 50, 51-52, 57 accuracy, 7, 13, 14, 18, 20, 27, 34, 42, 57, 62, 106 checklists, 24, 26, 43 form for evaluation (Forms 2 and 3), 62-63, 77-78, 80, 98 NSF, 20 process flowchart, 54 Project 2061, 18 prototype evaluation, 27, 33 see also Curriculum design and implementation; Textbooks

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Selecting Instructional Materials: A Guide for K-12 Science Content Review (Form 2), 77-78 use of, 62, 63 Copyright, 69 Cost factors, 10, 13, 25, 28, 31, 35, 43, 44-45, 48, 49, 55, 65, 66, 67, 91-93 (Form 8) Council of Chief State Officers, 9 Curriculum design and implementation, overall, 5, 6, 12, 14, 42, 65, 67, 106 CMSEE, 21 NSF, 20 NSRC, 19 Project 2061, 17, 48, 102 prototypes, 25, 27 reviewer training, 43, 45, 49, 51 textbooks vs, 7 Curriculum framework, 42, 61, 66, 67 D Demographic factors, 6, 46 Department of Education, 20-21 Designing Mathematics or Science Curriculum Programs: A Guide for Using Mathematics and Science Education Standards, 21, 43, 69 Designs for Science Literacy, 43, 69 Directions to reviewers, 59, 61-64 District of Columbia, 4-5 E Economic factors materials selection and purchasing budgets, 10, 13, 25, 28, 31, 35 , 43, 44-45, 48, 49, 55, 65, 66, 67, 91-93 math and science education, importance of, 3-4 Edison Project, 11 Enrollment data, 46 Equipment, laboratory, 5, 96-97 Equity, 100 Evaluation, general, 11, 14-15, 19-20, 23-38, 43 CMSEE, 21-22 data collection, 45-46, 51, 59, 66, 70, 71 Department of Education, 20-21 field testing, 23, 24, 28-37 forms used in material review, copies of, 73-93 use of, 59, 61, 62-63, 66, 67 principles of, 23, 25-28 process, 39-71 flowcharts, 54, 67 Project 2061, 17-18, 48 prototypes, 23, 25-29, 48 sampling procedures, 60 training of evaluators, 31-36, 43-49, 51-59 see also Committees for materials selection; Standards-based approach; Testing Evaluation Criteria for Science Curriculum Materials, 25 Evolution, 22 Experiments, laboratory, 5, 6, 12, 13, 52, 96 F Federal government, 3, 4 Field testing, 23, 24, 28-37 Florida, 9 Forms used in material review copies of, 73-93 use of, 59, 61, 62-63, 66, 67, 98-99 G Gender factors, 46 H History of science, 12 How People Learn, 35

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Selecting Instructional Materials: A Guide for K-12 Science I Identifying Curriculum Materials for Science Literacy: A Project 2061 Evaluation Tool, 100 Inquiry-based teaching, 6, 12, 13, 43, 57, 81, 96, 99, 105 Project 2061, 18 prototype evaluation, 29, 31 In Search of Understanding: The Case for Constructivist Classrooms, 101 Instructional Design Review (Form 3), 79-82 use of, 62, 63 Internet, 53, 70, 73, 95, 111 J Judgment of reviewers, 14, 15, 18, 24-36, 43, 46, 52, 53, 57, 58, 59, 62-64, 101, 102, 108-109 "Judging How Well Materials Assess Science Learning Goals", 101 L Laboratory experiments, see Equipment, laboratory; Experiments, laboratory Legislation, materials selection procedures, 9 Local factors, see School districts M Memorization, 8 Middle Grades Science Textbooks: A Benchmarks-based Evaluation, 18 Motivation, 20, 99 see also Inquiry-based teaching Multiple-choice tests, 8 N Narrative responses, 26, 35, 79-85 National Science Board, 5 National Science Education Standards, 3, 4, 5-7, 27, 38, 48, 52, 56, 96-97, 100, 102 classroom assessment, 8 NRSC, 19, 25 NSF, 20 private schools, 11, 12 Project 2061, 18, 25 prototype evaluation, 25, 26, 28, 35 National Science Foundation, 10, 19-20, 25, 29 National Science Resources Center, 10, 19, 25, 49 National Science Teachers Association, 27 National standards, general, 3, 4, 17-22, 41-42 Benchmarks, 3, 4, 5, 7, 11, 12, 18, 25, 26, 28, 35, 48, 49, 52, 56 , 100, 102 National Science Education Standards, 3, 4, 5-7, 8, 11, 12, 18, 19 , 20, 25-28, 38, 48, 52, 56, 96-97, 102 NRSC, 10, 19, 25 NSF, 10, 19-20, 25, 29 A Nation at Risk, 4 North Dakota, 4 O Ohio Systematic Initiative, 49 P Parental involvement, 6, 8, 14, 45-46 Pedagogical review criteria, 62-63 (Form 3) Pedagogy, 12 Peer review, 20 Political factors, 9, 28, 48 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching , 7-8

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Selecting Instructional Materials: A Guide for K-12 Science Principals, see Administrators Private schools, 11-12 Probeware, 58 Professional development evaluator training, 31-36, 43-49, 51-59 form for rating (Form 5), 63-64, 67, 85 teachers, 6, 10, 13-14, 18, 24, 27-28, 35, 43-48, 52, 53, 54, 59, 63-70, 85 Project 2061, 17-18, 25, 95, 100, 101-109 Prototypes, 23, 25-29, 48 Benchmarks, 25, 26, 28, 35 National Science Education Standards, 25, 26, 28, 35 state-level issues, 26, 27, 29, 33 see also Field testing Public schools, 9-11 Publishing industry, role of, 10, 11, 12, 47, 49-50, 58, 62, 69 R Racial/ethnic factors, 46 Reading level considerations, 12 Reference materials, 52-53 Research-based teaching, 6, 18, 35, 38 Resources for Science Literacy: Curriculum Materials Evaluation, 100 Resources for Teaching Elementary School Science, 19 Review Team Summary (Form 6), 87 use of, 63, 66 Rote learning, see Memorization S Sampling, 60 School districts, 3, 4, 6, 13, 51, 57 materials selection procedures, 9-11, 15, 23, 26, 27, 28, 44, 65, 89 prototype evaluation, 27, 28 standards, 10, 11, 32, 42 Science and Technology for Children, 19 Science for All Americans, 102, 104 Scientists as material reviewers, 26-27, 32, 33, 44-45, 46, 47, 57 , 68 Selection Recommendations (Form 7), 89 use of, 67 Social factors, 3-4, 37 community involvement, 6, 25-26, 46, 49, 57, 65, 70, 71 NSF guidelines, 20 parental involvement, 6, 8, 14, 45-46 political factors, 9, 28, 48 Software, 58 A Splintered Vision: An Investigation of U.S. Science and Mathematics Education, 9 Stakeholders, see Community involvement; Parental involvement; Political factors; Social factors Standards-based approach, 3-16, 25-29, 42, 45, 57-61, 71 community understanding of, 46 Edison Project, 11 forms for reviewers, 53, 61, 62, 63, 75-85 inquiry-based teaching, 14 prioritizing, 61, 63-64, 96-97, 99 process flowcharts, 54, 67 publishers, 12, 49-50 reviewer training, 31-37, 43, 44, 46, 47-48, 51-56 school districts, 10, 11, 32, 42 selection committees use of, 10 state, 9, 15, 26, 32, 48, 69 summary ratings, 85, 87 see also Benchmarks for Science Literacy; Content issues; National Science Education Standards; National standards Standards Record and Rating Sheet (Form 1), 75 use of, 61, 62, 63 State-level factors, 3, 4-5, 6, 8 materials selection procedures, 9-10, 41, 44, 69 political factors, 9 prototype evaluation, 26, 27, 29, 33 standards, 9, 15, 26, 32, 48, 69

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Selecting Instructional Materials: A Guide for K-12 Science Student achievement, 8, 34, 42, 45, 46, 49, 51, 59, 60, 63, 65, 70 -71 see also Standards-based approach; Testing Summary Rating (Form 4), 83 use of 62, 63 Summary ratings, 18, 34, 43, 45, 52, 53, 54, 57, 59 forms, 57, 85, 87 T Teachers, 5, 15, 27, 42-43 innovative materials, 13 manuals and guides for, 14, 52, 57-58, 63, 86 NSF guidelines, 19, 20 PAEMST teachers, 7-8 professional development, 6, 10, 13-14, 18, 24, 27-28, 35, 43-48, 52, 53, 54, 59, 63-70, 85 Project 2061, 18 support for, general, 5, 6, 62, 104, 107, 111 surveys of materials currently used, 45, 70 textbook use, 7-8, 12, 13 Teaching About Evolution and the Nature of Science, 22 Teams, reviewers, see Committees for materials selection Testing classroom assessments, 8 multiple-choice formats, 8 PAEMST teachers, 7-8 professional development in, 46 statewide, 8 TIMSS, 4, 7 Texas, 9 Textbooks, 4, 5, 12, 13, 33 parental involvement, 8 private schools, 11-12 state selection procedures, 9 teacher lesson plans and, 7-8, 12, 13 Third International Mathematics and Science Study, 4, 7 U University resources, 12, 46, 47 V Videotapes, 58, 63 W Washington, D.C., 4-5 World Wide Web, see Internet